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Ponsonby

Ponsonby is a hip inner-city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is situated just a few kilometres from the central business district of the city. The district has a rich history that began in the 19th century when it was a haven for rich city residents desiring great views of the harbour. The 1950’s saw a downturn in Ponsonby’s fortunes and the area became full of slums that were later inhabited by Auckland’s artist and LBGT community in the 1970’s. Now Ponsonby has undergone a rebirth and is known for its chic restaurants, upmarket shops, nightclubs and trendy boutiques.

  • Take one of Ponsonby’s historical walking tours that include the Freeman’s Bay Walk through the historic back streets, where you will gain insight into the suburb’s rise from slums to one of the best areas of Auckland.
  • Admire the Gothic style of the St Johns Church, a 19th century wooden structure that includes intricate carved detailing done by Anton Teutonberg.
  • See where the outdoor café culture of Auckland got its start at the One 2 One Café, a mainstay of Ponsonby where local artists can be found sipping strong espressos.

One of the best ways to get around Auckland is by the LINK bus system that has colour-coded routes that snake throughout the city. Train service in this city is limited so many residents prefer to get to Ponsonby using taxis or private cars. City planners have encouraged cycling by constructing a dense network of bicycle paths that go through the city. Ponsonby can be explored on foot, as most of the shops, bars, and cafes are centrally located on The Strip so it is a perfect area to spend an afternoon of shopping and eating.

Hotels in Ponsonby

Recommended hotels

1 The Surrey Hotel

4 stars
3.4 / 5 19 reviews

465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Map

With all the contemporary comforts, The Surrey Hotel is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent conference facilities that cater to your... More

Peter's NZ trip
This hotel is just average in quality, but it was over-priced.
10 Mar 2015

2 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 144 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

Nice night away
It was a planned surprise for my lady.. she was impressed !
11 May 2015

3 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 309 reviews

Corner Of Vincent Street & Mayoral Drive Map

Breakfast & Dinner For 2, Valet Parking & MORE!

Featuring elegant interiors and sophisticated facilities, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland makes for an ideal base for business travellers and tourists visiting Auckland. During leisure, travellers... More

great value
It was great despite of some minor deteriorated fittings, such as loose bed side reading lamp and water stopper strip at the door of shower room. Staff were nice too.
19 Jul 2015

4 Rydges Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 142 reviews

59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street Map

FREE Wifi

Offering contemporary accommodations in a city-centre location, Rydges Auckland invites business and leisure travellers for a luxury holiday experience in Auckland. From the hotel, tourists can... More

Great location
Central to all you would want to do in Auckland, Concierge can help with cheaper taxi to the airport, but check the price quoted carefully. Be prepared for a more run down cab.
20 Jan 2015

5 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5 stars
4.2 / 5 22 reviews

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Map

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (Formerly Lighter Quay Hotel) offers corporate guests and holidaymakers a luxurious base while visiting the City of Sails. While on an Auckland vacation,... More

Business trip
I've stayed at this hotel many times- I feel the value for money & whole hotel experience was not what it has been
26 Jul 2015

6 Crowne Plaza AUCKLAND

4 stars
4.5 / 5 26 reviews

128 Albert Street,PO Box 6841 Map

Crowne Plaza AUCKLAND offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities ideal for corporate travellers, families and holidaymakers. Local attractions include Sky Tower, Town Hall and Flight... More

not value for money !
Check in reception staff were very rude ( perhaps she does not wants this job? ), Room fittings was very tired, carpet unclean, other people's hair was on the pillow. Had to request to change...
27 Jun 2015

7 Surf n Snow Backpackers

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

102 Albert Street Map

Nestled just across the Auckland's spectacular Sky Tower, the Surf N Snow Backpackers Auckland is the perfect destination to enjoy a wide variety of of personalised services. GeneralBusiness... More

So so
not much to say because its price. No window, a bit dust in the room..
23 Mar 2014

8 VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

4 stars
2.7 / 5 3 reviews

401 Queen Street Map

Offering contemporary accommodations situated in the central business district, VR Queen Street makes for a convenient base for business travellers and holidaymakers visiting Auckland. Guests at... More

Good value
Just stayed overnight after flying in late and room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Room was small but fine.
18 Mar 2015

9 Auckland City Hotel Hobson

4 stars
4.3 / 5 86 reviews

157 Hobson Street Map

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Presenting tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, Auckland City Hotel Hobson is a perfect site for business and leisure travellers alike. Travellers can witness panoramic views from the... More

Good comfortable stay
Decent comfortable stay however what let the room down was a shower head that was floppy and would not stay put and I had to hold it with one hand to get water over me. The complimentary milk in...
11 Jul 2015

10 Nomads Fat Camel

4 stars
2.4 / 5 5 reviews

38 Fort Street Map

Offering comfortable as well as high quality budget accommodation, Nomads Fat Camel Auckland Hostel is designed for backpackers and travellers who desire a pleasant stay, in the heart of Auckland... More

barley adequate
bath is shared by whole floor no towels supplied location is excellent
7 Apr 2015
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